Design Through Making

Anna Heck

Anna Heck is a Stockholm-based industrial designer and design researcher, former Ikea Foundation scholar, currently working in consumer electronics and furniture design. 

Trained as Industrial and Product Designer in Switzerland (ECAL, 2015) and the United Kingdom (Royal College of Art, 2020), Anna’s work combines influences from both technology and culture with a commitment to details and quality. In her design process, she likes to condense the conceptual essence of her research and observations into materialized, future product concepts, innovative case studies, and unconventional product solutions. Her former experience in art, branding, and industrial design allows her to bridge rich and emotional narratives with rigorous technical and aesthetic awareness to imagine new products for the human experience. 


KI Design Award, 2020
Swiss Design Award, 2015
Wallpaper Best Graduates, 2015




Rapid Chair 1:1 scale prototype, front view.

Rapid Chair 1:1 scale prototype, side view.

Rapid Chair 1:1 scale prototype, detail view.

Rapid Chair 1:1 scale prototype, folded configuration.

Rapid Chair 1:1 scale prototype, detail view.

Rapid Chair 1:1 scale prototype, installation.

Production and site visit, Lammhult (SE), 2019.

The Rapid Chair is an affordable and intelligent seating solution designed to meet the needs of contemporary spaces and optimised distribution models while offering qualitative and considerate design. Designed to be economical, flat-packed, and mass-produced, Rapid Chair is a high quality, versatile, and sustainable solution that provides a level of comfort and stability often compromised in folding chairs. By supporting both comfort and user control, whether in formal or informal contexts, the chair can help transform working and learning spaces that nurture creativity.

The development of Rapid Chair is supported by Pro Helvetia.


Black stained ash, plywood, ethafoam, textile.


565 x 590 x 780 mm
industrial design
product design
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